Blue Diary

  • by Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by Joyce Bean
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent novel. How do we manage to confront the truths in our lives and find forgiveness in the most unforgiving of circumstances? How do we love truly and deeply in a world that is as brutal as it is beautiful?When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that, for more than 13 years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.This deeply felt and compelling novel makes clear why Alice Hoffman has been called "one of the best writers we have today" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Honest, shattering, seductive, and ultimately healing, Blue Diary is an unforgettable novel by a writer who tells "truths powerful enough to break a reader's heart" (Time magazine).


What the Critics Say

"This canny tale of abrupt reversals and courageous, unpopular choices is as suspenseful as it is lyrical and provocative." (Booklist)


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What did you love best about Blue Diary?

The solid story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jory. Honest, fair and truly in love with her roles as wife, mother and friend.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Jory went searching for the truth about her husband.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Jory decides to leave behind her old life in order to secure a better life for her son.

Any additional comments?

A well written page-turner.

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This is my first download for my new iPod Touch and I couldn't be more disappointed - the quality is terrible, where did they find this narrator??? It is unlistenable.
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- Lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio